CAVE2 Automatic Virtual Environment

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Location: Clayton, VIC Client: Monash University CAVE2 is a 2nd generation, state-of-the-art Automatic Virtual Environment that brings together e-Research related, world class immersive visualisation technologies under the one roof in the New Horizons building at Monash University. “This is a next-generation, large scale virtual-reality environment,” says Sean Wooster, an Associate Director and Principal ICT Consultant at Umow [...]

University of Canterbury

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Location: Christchurch, New Zealand Client: University of Canterbury  Architect: Jasmax / Daryl Jackson Robin Dyke Ratings: 5 Star Green Star Education (New Zealand) Size: 25,500 sqm Value: NZ$200 million “Our first job in New Zealand, the NZ$200+ million University of Canterbury Regional Science & Innovation Centre (RSIC) in Christchurch, represents an important milestone for us,” notes David Uhlhorn, a director of [...]

National Centre for Synchrotron Science

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Location: Clayton, Vic Client: National Centre for Synchrotron Science Architect: Bates Smart Ratings: 5 Star Green Star Education Design v1.0 The National Centre for Synchrotron Science (NCSS) has achieved a 5 Star Green Star – Education Design v1 Certified Rating from the Green Building Council of Australia with building services consultancy Umow Lai providing a range of engineering and [...]

Monash New Horizons

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Location: Clayton, Victoria Client: Monash University Architect: Lyons Architects Ratings: 6 Star Green Star Education v1.0 Value: $140 million Monash University is ready to step up to new heights with the addition of The New Horizons building, destined to become a significant technological innovation hub in the southern hemisphere. It was officially opened 30 July 2013. The most significant feature of [...]

Monash University STRIP

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Location: Clayon, Victoria Client: Monash University Architect: DesignInc Size: 17,250 sqm Value: $70 million The second facility to be built in the Monash Science, Technology, Research and Innovation Precinct (STRIP), this 17,250 sqm laboratory at Monash University's Clayton Campus will be the greenest laboratory ever built in Australia. Monash University is seeking to lead the way in creating a multi-disciplinary focus for [...]

Menzies Research Institute and School of Medicine

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Location: Hobart, Tasmania Client: University of Tasmania Architect: Lyons Architects Ratings: 5 Star Green Star Education v1.0 Size: 6 Storey Value: $148 million The co-location project will integrate the Menzies Research Institute (MRI) together with the School of Medicine, presently located at the Royal Hobart Hospital and Sandy Bay campuses. The new six-storey building will also provide new accommodation [...]

The John Curtin School of Medical Research – The Australian National University

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Location: Canberra, ACT Client: The Australian National University (ACU) Architect: Lyons Architects Value: $120 million This three-stage redevelopment of one of Australia's premier medical research facilities demonstrates Umow Lai's commitment to sustainable design across the building industry. The project contains research laboratories along with an animal holding and research facility. ICT features of the award winning Stage [...]

Colleges of Science Precinct, The Australian National University

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Location: Canberra, ACT Client: The Australian National University (ANU) Architect: Lyons Architects Value: $240 million The new Colleges of Science project, located within the Banks Precinct of The Australian National University will provide world class accommodation for the ongoing scientific endeavour of major chemistry and biological sciences teaching and research groups within the University. The project comprises a new [...]

Bio21 Institute – The University of Melbourne

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Location: Western Precinct Client: University of Melbourne Architect: DesignInc Size: 22,000 sqm Value: $140 million Umow Lai provided building services engineering consultancy for the Bio21 Institute, a 22,000 sqm, state-of-the-art research facility located on The University of Melbourne’s Western Precinct. Complemented by a seven-story atrium, the Institute comprises the new building, plus physical links to the Veterinary Science School, and [...]

The Poche Centre

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Location: North Sydney, New South Wales Client: Sydney Melanoma Unit Architect: Daryl Jackson Robin Dyke Ratings: 4 Star Green Star Education v1.0 Size: 8,224 sqm Value: $25 million The Centre is the new home of the Sydney Melanoma Unit, a world leader in melanoma research, education and treatment. The 8,224m2 building, which is being used as a research facility and training centre, includes a [...]